The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Lancashire
Rank 13 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 60 64 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.67% 18.66% 14.44%
As % of the Vendors category 32.09% 46.38% 30.80%
Number of salaries quoted 53 61 58
Median salary £25,000 £31,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.63% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,913 £18,850
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £42,500 £49,750
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.31% +1.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
187 138 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.60% 40.23% 46.86%
Number of salaries quoted 164 117 204
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,913 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +3 18 £27,000 -14.28% 3
Preston -15 12 £27,500 -17.29% 1
Blackburn +5 8 £17,000 -35.84% 2
Skelmersdale +1 5 £24,000 -4.00%
Lancaster - 5 £32,000 - 2
Blackpool -6 4 £22,500 - 1
Burnley -7 3 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Lytham St Annes - 1 £22,000 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 73 (45.06%) SQL Server
2 68 (41.98%) SQL
3 61 (37.65%) Windows
4 47 (29.01%) C#
5 43 (26.54%) .NET
6 41 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (24.07%) MS Excel
8 34 (20.99%) Active Directory
9 32 (19.75%) ASP.NET
10 30 (18.52%) JavaScript
11 29 (17.90%) HTML
12 28 (17.28%) MS Office
13 27 (16.67%) CSS
13 27 (16.67%) MVC
14 26 (16.05%) T-SQL
15 25 (15.43%) SDLC
15 25 (15.43%) Windows Server
16 22 (13.58%) VMware
16 22 (13.58%) jQuery
16 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (12.96%) WAN
17 21 (12.96%) Finance
18 19 (11.73%) ITIL
19 18 (11.11%) Web Services
19 18 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (11.11%) WCF
19 18 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 17 (10.49%) Firewall
20 17 (10.49%) CRM
21 16 (9.88%) Unix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (9.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.56%) IIS
3 8 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.70%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.47%) Confluence
6 3 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.62%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (24.07%) MS Excel
2 28 (17.28%) MS Office
3 9 (5.56%) MS Project
3 9 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.85%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.23%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) Magento
3 1 (0.62%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.70%) Office 365
2 5 (3.09%) SaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
4 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.96%) WAN
2 17 (10.49%) Firewall
3 16 (9.88%) Internet
4 15 (9.26%) LAN
5 10 (6.17%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.94%) FTP
7 6 (3.70%) HTTP
7 6 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (3.70%) Network Security
7 6 (3.70%) SMTP
7 6 (3.70%) VPN
8 4 (2.47%) DECT
8 4 (2.47%) DNS
8 4 (2.47%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.23%) DHCP
10 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (45.06%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (9.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.41%) Power BI
5 11 (6.79%) Oracle Database
5 11 (6.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (5.56%) MySQL
7 8 (4.94%) RDBMS
7 8 (4.94%) Relational Database
7 8 (4.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (3.09%) MS Access
11 4 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 4 (2.47%) DTS
11 4 (2.47%) QlikView
11 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.23%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 14 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (4.32%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.47%) JIRA
4 3 (1.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.23%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (12.96%) Finance
2 12 (7.41%) Advertising
3 5 (3.09%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.47%) Retail
5 3 (1.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.62%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (35.80%) Analyst
2 52 (32.10%) Developer
3 24 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 22 (13.58%) C# Developer
5 20 (12.35%) Support Analyst
6 18 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (9.88%) IT Analyst
8 15 (9.26%) IT Support
9 14 (8.64%) IT Support Analyst
10 10 (6.17%) SQL Developer
11 9 (5.56%) Service Analyst
12 8 (4.94%) .NET Analyst Programmer
12 8 (4.94%) Analyst Programmer
12 8 (4.94%) Development Manager
12 8 (4.94%) IT Development Manager
12 8 (4.94%) IT Manager
12 8 (4.94%) IT Programme Manager
12 8 (4.94%) Programme Manager
12 8 (4.94%) Programmer
12 8 (4.94%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.54%) .NET
2 32 (19.75%) ASP.NET
3 29 (17.90%) HTML
4 27 (16.67%) CSS
5 22 (13.58%) jQuery
6 18 (11.11%) WCF
6 18 (11.11%) Web Services
7 16 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (9.26%) Ajax
9 13 (8.02%) SOAP
10 10 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (6.17%) RESTful
11 9 (5.56%) XML
12 8 (4.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (4.32%) WinForms
14 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
14 6 (3.70%) MDX
15 3 (1.85%) REST
15 3 (1.85%) Symfony
15 3 (1.85%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.17%) iPad
4 9 (5.56%) iSeries
5 8 (4.94%) AS400
5 8 (4.94%) Mainframe
6 7 (4.32%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.47%) EPoS
8 4 (2.47%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.47%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.47%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.85%) Clustering
9 3 (1.85%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.85%) Tandem
10 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.23%) iPhone
10 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 61 (37.65%) Windows
2 25 (15.43%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.88%) Unix
4 15 (9.26%) Solaris
5 14 (8.64%) Linux
6 7 (4.32%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.47%) CentOS
8 3 (1.85%) AIX
8 3 (1.85%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.62%) Android
10 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (16.67%) MVC
3 25 (15.43%) SDLC
4 19 (11.73%) ITIL
5 18 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (10.49%) CRM
7 14 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (8.64%) Project Management
8 12 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 12 (7.41%) Web Development
9 11 (6.79%) Data Analysis
10 9 (5.56%) Software Delivery
11 8 (4.94%) Programme Management
11 8 (4.94%) TDD
12 7 (4.32%) Analytics
12 7 (4.32%) ERP
13 6 (3.70%) Data Analytics
13 6 (3.70%) ETL
13 6 (3.70%) Test Automation
13 6 (3.70%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 68 (41.98%) SQL
2 47 (29.01%) C#
3 30 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.05%) T-SQL
5 13 (8.02%) VB
6 11 (6.79%) VBA
7 9 (5.56%) VB6
8 6 (3.70%) PHP
9 4 (2.47%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.85%) C++
11 2 (1.23%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.23%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (1.23%) C
11 2 (1.23%) Delphi
11 2 (1.23%) Pascal
12 1 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.62%) RPG
12 1 (0.62%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.64%) Degree
3 5 (3.09%) MCSE
4 4 (2.47%) CISSP
4 4 (2.47%) RHCE
4 4 (2.47%) SCNA
4 4 (2.47%) SCSA
4 4 (2.47%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.23%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) SLA
2 8 (4.94%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 34 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.70%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.62%) NDS
5 1 (0.62%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.85%) SCCM
3 1 (0.62%) SCOM
3 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (13.58%) VMware
2 16 (9.88%) Oracle
3 15 (9.26%) Cisco
4 10 (6.17%) Tableau
5 6 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 6 (3.70%) DevExpress
5 6 (3.70%) Lotus
6 4 (2.47%) Avaya
6 4 (2.47%) Canon
6 4 (2.47%) Citrix
6 4 (2.47%) NetApp
6 4 (2.47%) Wyse
7 3 (1.85%) Cognos
8 2 (1.23%) Adobe
8 2 (1.23%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.23%) Pega
8 2 (1.23%) SAP
8 2 (1.23%) Sun
8 2 (1.23%) Talend
8 2 (1.23%) Xamarin
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £32,004 - £36,001 per annum + benefits
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Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Fantastic company
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Blackburn, Lancashire
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £65 - £75 per annum + Benefits
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Burnley, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: up to £24k dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Douglas-Scott
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Good Package
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Burnley
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Salary: £37000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus to 10% + Benefits
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Chorley
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Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum
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